A new poll published in Haaretz, the left-of-centre Hebrew daily newspaper, found that 69 per cent of Israelis think that Mr Obama's treatment of Israel was ''friendly and fair''. Roni Richtman, a 21-year-old student at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, said he appreciated the ''firm but understanding'' manner in which the Americans handled the dispute. Sarit Tamim, 56, said she didn't trust Mr Obama initially, but that he had ''grown to be a good guy''. ''He's been good with Israel so far I thought he even could have been a bit rougher with [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu,'' she said. Support for Obama up in Israel American Jews by a four-to-one margin, 82-18 percent, support the United States playing an active role in helping the parties to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict, with 73 percent of American Jews supporting this active role even if it means that the United States were to publicly state its disagreements with both the Israelis and the Arabs. 60 percent of American Jews believe Israel's announcement of new housing in East Jerusalem caused damage to U.S.-Israel relations, and 55 percent say the United States was right to strongly criticize the Israeli announcement of new housing in East Jerusalem during Vice President Biden's visit. Obama's approval rating among Jews is 15 points higher than among all Americans J Street : New Poll Of American Jews Views on Israel On the whole, Obama's popularity may be declining in American public opinion, but a sweeping majority of Israelis think his treatment of this country is friendly and fair. Haaretz poll: 27% of Israelis think Obama is anti-Semitic - Haaretz - Israel News ------------------------------------------------- Oops, the American White Wing is at it again. Smearing the President of the United States of America with lies and slander. While they desperately attempt to take up the cause of the Jews, seems the Jews aren't having any of it. Worse for the Confederate Republican Party of Teabags, seems Israel actually LIKES Obama and supports him and the vast majority believe he is actually fair. At one time, his approval rating in Israel was a measly 6%. But now, none of the American White Wing's visions of Armageddon have come true. Israel knows the Wingnut White for what they truly are. If it keeps going on like this, like the boy who cried "wolf" and like the little chicken who thought the sky was falling, the Republican White won't be trusted by anyone, not even "teabags".